tv Headline News RT July 26, 2013 5:00am-5:30am EDT
genuine indignation over america's worldwide surveillance or election point scoring germany pushes for tighter data protection rules following accusations of government complicity with the n.s.a. . has washington seen sanctions against any nation offering edward snowden asylum r.t. talks exclusively to the leader of nicaragua one of the country's ready to take in the fugitive whistleblower. plus the syrian opposition presses the us to hurry up in sending arms to the rebels ahead of talks between the u.n. security council and the anti assad leadership. and turmoil returns to the birthplace of the arab spring protesters clashed with police into
museums capital enraged by the assassination of a prominent opposition party leader. hello welcome watching r.t. with me. now weeks after edward snowden's revelations of the united states mass snooping operation against infuriated citizens germany is taking steps to address threats to previous see it wants to update u.n. data protection regulations with some top officials also calling for a suspension of the data exchange treaty between washington and the e.u. skeptics suspect it's little more than general election campaigning is peter all over now reports from. so two of germany's most senior cabinet members have written to the e.u. counterparts to try and get them to push the united nations to change their current
privacy legislation all seems well and good especially when you consider that the current privacy legislation was written way back in one thousand nine hundred sixty six long before things like mobile phones facebook the internet all of those things that the n.s.a. have apparently looking into now this could be a genuine effort by the by the german ministers to try and help the privacy of the people of the european union or it could be something of a smokescreen and a bit of damage limitation you have to consider that germany was one of the major helpers for the national security agency when they were spying on people around the world in fact the b. and d. the german secret service operated one of the major parts of prism this was called the x. keyscore program that basically looked into what people were searching for online
and five hundred million data connections here in germany were checked or were available to be checked by the n.s.a. now this all comes after a week in which we've seen angela merkel originally claimed that she only heard about n.s.a. spying through the media at then turned out that in fact germany was one of these major partners now the germans have an election come. coming up here at the end of september and the german people are understandably upset by the amount of information of theirs that was being looked at whether edward snowden knew that he could be a big influence in the german elections when he decided to leak these things will never know but what's the certain is he definitely and the information he's brought forward will definitely be used in the upcoming weeks and months before that vote or considering the involvement of germany and other e.u. countries in the n.s.a. spying program it begs the question whether this is a legitimate attempt to improve the privity of the citizens of the u.
or just politicians attempting to cover up the fact that they've been caught with their hand in the cookie jar well live now to the german capital and dr alexander takes the billing commissioner for data protection and freedom of information thank you very much for coming on to r.t. today what you make of germany's data protection dr g. think this is an and to win votes or do they have a genuine concern for privacy. i think this issue is much more than a mere election issue it is something very substantial at stake right now as all federal president has pointed out under the german law and the german constitution there is a fundamental right of informational self-determination or privacy as you might call it and data protection commissioners all over the world have for a long time called for an international treaty to have privacy regulations in place
to protect individual privacy and data when surfing the internet and crossing borders and now the n.s.a. scandal is just the last tip into the water to do this problem to make it completely clear that we urgently need an international agreement in this fear you say that the g. feel is these measures that only been put in place now with this reaction is only happened because of snowden's revelations of the revelations mr snowden has made. removed the last doubt that we had some suspicions that such a scheme was in place but not the sheer the mere extent of this regular and and. unwarranted and disproportionate measures that are taking place taken place by foreign intelligence services and we definitely need limits and effective and
transparent controls for intel bowed not on the united states. do you believe that i mean the actual treaty now that exists between the us needed data exchange treaty that's being called into question do you think that we're going too far you're going too far into calling that into question was that something that needs addressing to. well you're referring to the so-called safe harbor agreement this covers private companies and big big players internet companies such as google microsoft and facebook and amazon and others which are which have so certified themselves as complying with european data protection rules this is now to be called into question because even the european commission has made it clear that national data protection authorities have the right and indeed the duty to stop data transfer if they have severe doubts that these principles are
still being followed this may not be the fault of google and facebook but if google and facebook actually completely open and being there their data flows. side tracked and accessed without reasonable control by the n.s.a. we have a severe problem and german and you need european data protection authorities have to take measures to know what are the chances of that actually happening because you're talking about big plays big corporations with a lot of lobbying power to you so you think there is a realistic chance of altering that treaty. well that is up certainly to the european commission they have. concluded this treaty and they are now in the process of monitoring and evaluating that members of the european commission have voiced severe doubts that treaty can can stand stay as it is at the moment but that will be decided i think at the end of this year but
european and german data protection authorities have to take action now and they obviously they have to deal with applications for authorizations to transfer data across the atlantic and these applications at the moment will not be granted as long as these questions have not been plausibly answered. snowden's revelations indicated that the german intelligence says well is the n.s.a. were actually key partners isn't there a fear that it appears the agencies working they are a law unto themselves in effect they are very hard to regulate simply because they are so secretive while i agree with you there is a fundamental dilemma there obviously between protection of fundamental rights and privacy and the secrecy which is to a certain extent necessary but what we are seeing here is really excessive secrecy protecting excessive surveillance and that cannot go on as it has done in the past
we need effective control and we need limits to what the intelligence services are allowed to do ok well thank you very much for coming on to r.t. and giving us your opinion that's dr alexander dix burning commissioner for data protection and freedom of information thank you or the man who expose the scope of the n.s.a. surveillance to the world is still waiting for the paperwork to allow him to leave a moscow airport transit zone that is u.s. lawmakers voted to introduce trade or other sanctions against any country offering asylum to edward snowden it was initiated by republican lawmakers who were earlier urged president obama not to go to september's g twenty summit in russia and called for a boycott of winter olympics in sochi moscow is currently considering snowden's application for temporary asylum while three latin american countries earlier said they would accept him one of those nations is nicaragua its president exclusively told r.t.
why snowden would be welcome there. i think the threats coming from the us work against them it's ridiculous a power like the united states threatening and young man who had enough courage to tell the truth about something that went against his principles a man who realized at a certain point but who could cross the line of what is called intelligence work he understood where intelligence ends and lawlessness begins and that lawlessness has nothing to do with secret operations the war on terror with protecting state interests or with the search for scientific information a point when he sort of this is sheer madness because it isn't normal it's not like the us are forcing the europeans hand in this is just of they have something in common common positions a common strategy and the same desire for global domination they want to impose democratic principles on the world they want to judge on nations and they graduate isn't the only latin american country that's ramped up its anti u.s.
rhetoric recently and snowden is certainly not the only bone of contention we take a look at what they mean ating the people on washington's doorstep from cuba to bolivia in a few minutes time here on r.t. . syrian national coalition leaders have met with the u.s. secretary of state john kerry urging washington to get a move on with sending promised arms to the rebels that's the head of the planned informal session with the u.n. security council where the anti assad leadership will call despite the group having no official status the details now from artie's report in new york. i delegate representing the syrian opposition is in new york city for a three day visit that kicked off thursday afternoon during a bilateral meeting between the group and us secretary of state john kerry prior to the closed door discussions kerry said that there could not be any military solution to the syrian crisis only
a political solution not political solution is expected to be ironed out at the upcoming geneva two conference co-sponsored by russia and the u.s. however it is no secret that the syrian opposition would like to receive the weapons and military aid that the obama administration recently promised to deliver to rebels that are currently fighting against syrian president bashar al assad that topic was likely addressed when kerry met behind closed doors with the visiting delegation which is being led by the president of the syrian national coalition ahmed jarba what some experts are questioning at the moment is the overall legitimacy of the syrian national coalition critics say the group has no official power and lacks support and recognition inside of syria now the syrian national coalition was founded in doha and is based in is stamboul some see this group as outsiders lobbying for more arms to import into syria's already bloody civil war during the meeting secretary kerry conveyed washington's commitment to helping
strengthen the syrian opposition however several u.s. lawmakers have publicly opposed providing weapons to rebels arguing that the arms can fall into the hands of terrorists and members of al qaeda who are fighting alongside anti assad groups now according to the un's latest figures more than one hundred thousand syrians have died in the nearly two and a half year civil war and with more weapons and ammunition expected to arrive in the country from washington ending the violence may be calm even harder reporting from new york marine upper nile r.t. . president obama's plans to send to the rebels has also sparked criticism from rule makers at home senator rand paul claims the white house is playing a dangerous game of double standards over syria and you can hear what he has to say to you bill. i. i. i
i i i i i i. the birthplace of the arab spring is once again engulfed by protesters thousands clashed with police and she is the security forces used tear gas to try to disperse the crowd angered by the assassination of a popular opposition leader mohamed brahmi was gunned down in front of his home by two unknown gunmen local reporter for us some tea has more from tunis and there were hundreds and hundreds of submissions from our side we may have you now down to miss the police used tear gas spirits the crowds multiple times as small who rejects soon. gathered in front of the ministry of interior swell and police used tear gas water to disperse the crowd but then they were defeated crowds in
different places where every gesture to onside the hospital where bradley's body was there were protesters outside the headquarters of. the government has been telling people that things progress that we've made and see and hear concrete results. the constitution is not ready yet it's been. two years since the national constitution center the state would be my. the elections the next elections there is no specific date set so people have been already frustrated and as mentioned the economy and. middle east risk strategist and a boy told us that but armies but armies murder will create huge problems for the ruling party no matter who is the black. this is a very sensitive issue as you know the last time we saw hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets we saw strikes across multiple sectors. we have been
identifying such a political assassination as a potential trigger for that kind of thing to happen again the problem is that no matter how much the party leadership try to rein in their supporters there's a very deep underlying political divide here between the secularists and the islamists within tunis here this is really all about determining the nature of what to his is going to look like socially as well as politically following the uprising in the revolution so it's a very contested area that is likely to be polarizing people very much already and i think the assassination is just going to bring that to the fore once again. iraq is enduring one of its deadliest month. in bombings and killings during ramadan in a few minutes we hear whether the country's security forces are losing control over the country thought to be on the brink of civil war that much more after a quick break.
and you try to transmission makes for a smoother ride bush and scientists crystal's the e.u. says he's laser sight some joke on one of the take giants. year on. the century. you know how sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm sorry welcome to the big picture. wealthy british style. guys on.
the. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy is a report on. hello welcome back now it's sixty years since the cuban revolution which eventually for the u.s. back to. the turning point not only for the island but all of latin america where anti washington sentiments have grown ever since. exactly what has been a uniting the people on the united states' door step. latin american leaders to fine speeches against the us are of regular occurrence these days but what is fueling their indignation when we want the united states to be over foreigners like russians or party like brasil like india like all other countries you know emerging
powers are friends of us not our bosses the history of how washington eliminated itself the neighbors is best illustrated by the events that led to the cuban revolution sixty years ago back then the us supported the autocratic and corrupt regime of president bush who ruled the island for the benefit of very few people there the us ambassador to cuba at the time earl of. said iran cuba from the sixth floor of the us embassy the cuban jabal should grow sugar and shut up some historians argue that the revolution and the subsequent alienation of the island state might have been avoided had the us be more considerate of the cuban people think we're rushing to when all was. in its convenient use of a rich elite class to rule account and their bastard rashed aspirations
are pure lation it never really wanted or help your age or allied with the markers just four years ago the us supported the coup that deposed hundred democratically elected president since then the country has been descending deeper into an abyss of human rights abuses and instability the united states does not want a series of or more elect this is the reason they didn't like chavez because out of chavez they got morales and they got that's libyan guys and they got the guy in ecuador. and so if they get another one and i wonder if. starch all. track chavis is nationalization of the country's oil industry as well as his subsidized oil shipments to cuba that you would take washington for use in two thousand and two the bush administration supported the coup against the late president chavez mass protests brought charges back to power and set the stage for
worsening relations with the us it's not just for fear to be signed policies just in the benefit of your corporation and to destroy those countries or people in order to integrate their economies and to be less dependent on the us politically and economically south american nations have joined in a union called eunice for. what you have is a desire on the part of the region to have rich own foreign policy and all economic policy they don't want to be manipulated and they want to be respected by having looked at latin america as its backyard to which it can dictate policies washington has alienated the people in a host of those countries people who would otherwise have nothing against the u.s. in washington i'm going to. have plenty more stories online for you including slick
moves come back so you hold the burthen the concert for us can go on merit admits destroying evidence related to one of the world's worst oil spills the gulf of mexico disaster in twenty ten online we tell you what's now at stake for the company and the biggest high is the start of the internet log on to r.t. dot com to find out high for russians and the ukrainians managed to trick giant corporations and supply more than one hundred sixty million credit card numbers from the. right to see. first strike. and i think that you're. on our reporters i i.
i'm now for a quick look at other stories happening around the world this hour gyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of the ousted president morsi implicating him in the deaths of prisoners and offices and alleged contact with a mass meanwhile the army has given the muslim brotherhood until saturday to join the interim government reconciliation plan and stop inciting violence egypt's brace for mass rallies from both the pro and anti morson camps military chiefs have vowed to immediately suppress any violence. one of the train one of the drivers of the spanish train which hurdled off the tracks at high speed has been taken into custody a horrifying footage shows the train entering a curve a watch thought to be at around hundred ninety kilometers an hour more than twice as fast as it should have been traveling at least eighty people died in what is spain's worst rail disaster for more than forty years. and in the closing arguments
in the bradley manning trial prosecutors accuse the army private of acting with evil intent and self-interest manning is charged with twenty one offenses for revealing sensitive military data to wiki leaks he's already pleaded guilty to several of those but rejects the charge of aiding the enemy which could see him jailed for life but elizabeth from the brennan center for justice believes manning is being over prosecuted for leaking documents that should never have been classified. the government presented no evidence that he affirmatively intended to harm the united states which is what. a traitor is i mean those that he's not legally accused of being a traitor that word does not appear in any of the statutes against him but i think we all understand that term to mean somebody who's an enemy of the state and sets out to harm the country there's been no evidence of that i mean one thing that this case has demonstrated is that the government keeps secrets that it shouldn't be keeping in a million years and does so frequently the charges that the government brought against manning addressed only a subset
a tiny subset of the information that he allegedly disclosed because so much of the information is quite obviously not sensitive and didn't cause any harm and we just don't have a good system in place for dealing with people who leak classified information when that information was improperly classified in the first place and what we have instead is over prosecution. it is approaching help us one here in moscow up next it is technology update. boy oh boy there are a lot of conspiracy theories out there for a mysterious extra planet strip killian creatures living among us but there also
may conspiracy theories that are very plausible and some that are well actually true one that i've heard for a long time is that they are specifically trying to fool the police with dimwits to abuse the american people which is silly right right well according to a.b.c. news a discrimination lawsuit revealed that robert jordan was denied the chance to become a new london police officer because he was too smart his entrance exam score was a thirty three which is an i.q. of one hundred twenty five and it was just too high to allow him to defend the public good that police department only accepts candidates who have scores from twenty to twenty seven the logic is that people who are too smart get bored as policemen and they're more likely to quit after years of costly training. yeah this is proof of a conspiracy theory well the lowest score they accept is still around an average i.q. so that doesn't mean they're specifically trying to fill the place with sub par people but it does seem really weird to fear people with high i.q.'s entering the police
force this case that the confirms nor denies the conspiracy theory but is definitely food for thought and does a kind of not make sense to discriminate against anyone ever for having a high i.q. i don't know but that's just my opinion. mission free cretaceous free storage which is free. the arrangements three. three. types of free. download free blog plug in video for your media project a free media dot com in. play. it.
hello and welcome to technology update my name's peter and. in today's episode we learn about blunders changing career. between robots and humans. crystal's in the law of. the. game. and russia tracks on the big boys. first around the. news. by the observations it was put into operation on the twenty fifth of june the commercial satellite will be used for creating an operating maps monitoring pollution levels searching for mineral deposits and assisting the emergency services. is capable of taking. images with a resolution of all to one.